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grilled fig salsa with whipped avocado & baked tortilla crisps

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 21, 2018  |  2 Comments
I get so excited in August since I know football season (Go Buckeyes!) is getting underway. That also means it is time for sporty new snacks. Here’s my latest … basically a delicious upgrade to traditional chips, salsa, and guacamole. The chips are extra crisp. The salsa is rather figgy. And the avocado dip is velvety smooth. Enjoy them all together. Game on! Note: The Recipe Redux theme for this month is “Crunchy Snacks.”
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cauliflower “hash brown” patties

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 8, 2017  |  0 Comments
I was recently asked by someone with diabetes if I had a lower-carb version of a hash brown patty. I didn’t at that time, but now I do! Here’s the delicious result—-with cauliflower swapped in place of potato. These patties do get nicely browned and a slight bit crisp. (These are not deep fried in order to keep them calorie-friendly; so, don’t expect extra crispiness!) My personal trick: Make these in advance and keep chilled in the refrigerator. Then over the next several days, quickly heat the number of patties that you need. Reheat in a toaster oven … or even a regular toaster! (Hint: For those of you who don’t need to curb calories, these can be reheated and...
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meatless monday: western stuffed potato skins with eggs

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 27, 2014  |  0 Comments
If you’re a fan of sporting events or bar food, chances are good that you’ve probably enjoyed a stuffed potato skin or two during football season! Now, here’s a way to enjoy them more often–at home and in a healthful yet equally delicious way. They’re a perfect addition to a Meatless Monday night football gathering. And don’t worry if your game day starts super early. These potato skins are stuffed with eggs; so they’re ideal to savor for a sporty brunch (and a tasty way to boost protein early in the day). Think of them as the best of both–a western omelet and hash brown–all in one fun bite! Calories saved: 190 Why it’s better for you? Stuffed with veggies...
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